Director - Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Staff Position
Closing Date: 
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Date of Posting: 
September 12, 2014
Veterinary Teaching Hospital - Atlantic Veterinary College
Full Time Term
Hours of Work: 

37.5 hours per week

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Three year term (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements.)

The Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) seeks to fill the position of Director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital (VTH) for a three-year term with a one-year probationary period.  The term appointment is renewable pending satisfactory performance and budgetary approval.  This is a senior management position in the College and as such reports directly to the Dean.

The AVC is a fully accredited veterinary school and is a Faculty of the University of Prince Edward Island located in the capital city of Charlottetown.  The VTH includes the Large and Small Animal Hospitals as well as active ambulatory services directed at food animal and equine clients.  There are twelve hospital-based clinical services that encompass large and small animal medicine and surgery, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging, community practice, cardiology, theriogenology, integrative medicine, ambulatory equine services, and ambulatory food animal services.  The VTH utilizes approximately 45 staff members and 50 faculty members, interns, and residents.  The VTH is also an important local and regional service provider to veterinarians and the public.  Operating as both a primary care and referral veterinary practice, the VTH provides a key clinical training environment of veterinary undergraduate and graduate students. 


• Responsible for all aspects of the management and operation of the VTH, including setting and implementation of policies
• Oversee the preparation and administration of the VTH budget
• Optimize caseload within the VTH for financial and educational success
• Participate in strategic and business planning for the AVC as a member of Dean’s Council
• Ensure that the VTH is maintained at not less than the AVMA/CVMA accreditation standards of operation and those of the PEIVMA
• Effectively market and promote the services of the VTH to referring veterinarians, clients, and the community including addressing  concerns from clients or referring veterinarians
• Supervise the activities of staff within the VTH in conjunction with UPEI Human Resources Department in accordance with applicable collective bargaining agreements
• Be responsible for ensuring the appropriate licensing of veterinarians and staff within the VTH
• Perform the duties of a veterinarian within the VTH and/or on behalf of the AVC
• Responsible for managing the budget, inventory and all operations within the dispensary.


• Must hold or be eligible for general licensure by the PEIVMA
• Must have experience as a clinical veterinarian in companion animals, large animals and field services including practice management
• Must have proven experience in supervision, management and mentoring of staff

Application Instructions: 

Please forward a cover letter addressing your suitability for the position, curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three (3) references to:

Dr. Dan Hurnik, Interim Dean
Atlantic Veterinary College
University of Prince Edward Island
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE, Canada C1A 4P3
E mail:
Telephone: 902-566-0800
Facsimile: 902-566-0958

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

The closing date for applications is October 1, 2014 or until a suitable candidate is identified. 

Successful Candidate(s): 

H. Gunn-McQuillan

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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